Thursday, September 29, 2016

NU Regent Hal Daub is "not pleased" that Coach Riley backed 3 football players' free speech right to kneel during National Anthem

Daub denied saying that three black players "had better get kicked off the team." The Lincoln Journal Star says he said exactly that and quoted him. What Riley said that displeased Regent Daub was this:
"Nobody is going to see this in the same way, just like I think that's the way that's going out there in the world right now. So there's going to be a ton of different opinions and that's what, it's like I said after the game, that's what makes America what it is. People have a right to their thoughts and opinions."
Daub's remarks:
     “It’s a free country,” Daub told the Journal Star on Tuesday. “They don’t have to play football for the university either.
     "They know better, and they had better be kicked off the team."
     Daub later denied saying that the players should be removed from the team in a phone call to the Journal Star, but he stood by his other comments on the players.
     "They won’t take the risk to exhibit their free speech in a way that places their circumstance in jeopardy, so let them get out of uniform and do their protesting on somebody else’s nickel," he said.
     “Those publicity seeking athletes ought to rethink the forum in which they chose to issue their personal views at the expense of everyone else."     Reacting to those comments and others, Regents Chairman Kent Schroeder of Kearney, a former Nebraska Air National Guard member and pilot, said any proposal to limit students' free speech -- even on the playing field -- "will not see the light of day."
    According to the Journal-Star, NU President Hank Bounds University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds "completely opposes" imposing any actions against the players and NU Board of Regents Chairman Kent Schroeder said any speech-limiting proposal, even on the playing field, "will not see the light of day."
     We don't know what homophobic jerkwad Daub will propose next, but we hope it isn't that playing the National Anthem should be mandatory not just at sporting events, but at the opera, ballet, symphony hall, on Broadway, and at cinemas.
     Regarding the peculiarly U.S. custom of starting athletic contest with the National Anthem, Guy Mainella said: "It’s a game we’re about to watch, not the Battle of Iwo Jima."
     AKSARBENT has thought Hal Daub to be among America's most revolting and craven politicians since the 1970s, when he ran his infamous "typewriter" ad against then Rep. John Cavanaugh.
     In it he accused Cavanaugh of furthering the homosexual agenda (whatever that is) in a Legal Services Corporation vote. That vote was on a GOP bill or amendment to deny Legal Services Corporation (government-provided lawyers to the indigent) representation to any gay person suing for abridgement of their rights simply because they were gay.
     The action was a GOP ploy to enable it to run ads like Daub's against Democrats who defeated the amendment. Eventually, when Reagan was elected in 1980, with Daub on his coattails, Daub and the GOP got their way.

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